Rural Clinical School Teaching & Learning

Hospital Based Medical Education

Teaching in the Hospital

Teaching in the hospital setting forms an important part of the MBBS course at every year and culminating in the last two clinical years of the course

RCS students rotate through a series of discipline based hospital attachments, with final year students undertaking longer attachments where they “buddy” with the Intern.

Both the NWRH and the MCH are utilised for training of students.

Learning and Teaching in the Hospital Setting

  1. The RCS Year 4 Guidelines (PDF 950KB) and RCS Year 5 Guidelines (PDF 947KB) provide specific information about RCS program organisation and site specific assessment, as distinct from assessment completed by all SOM students irrespective of the location of their Clinical School.

  2. The RCS has developed these assessments to reflect specific objectives around preparing students for medical practice within a rural context. They augment those detailed in the SOM Handbooks.  For ease of reference all  assessments are explained in these texts.

  3. The UTAS SOM Learning Objectives apply to all students irrespective of their clinical school location.

  4. The UTAS SOM Year 4 MBBS Handbook (PDF 973KB)  and UTAS SOM Year 5 MBBS Handbook  (PDF 1.28MB) give a description of the total content of the programs with areas of particular interest to teaching clinicians such as: Changing Philosophy of Medical Education, Clinical Attachments, CBL Topics, Recommended Resources, Medical Graduate Profile.

  5. The Curriculum for Junior Doctors at the NWAHS is based on the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors.